Category: French Wine
Champagne and Lucky Strikes
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I don’t do this often, but I beg your forgiveness for another one of my self-indulgent jaunts into wine fiction. The night had consisted of a steady stream of Lucky Strikes and copious quantities of beer. The cool night air of an early summer evening in Denver had descended on us like an albatross, driving most of the crowd indoors. [...]

By Ben Simons with 1 comment
Bordeaux on a Budget?
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I have recently had a massive influx of Bordeaux wine samples coming from various sources, so massive that I could drink Bordeaux every other day for the next month and still have some left over. Now some of you might be thinking, “Wow! I’m going to go start a wine blog so that I can get in on these vino [...]

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The Case for Beaujolais (not Nouveau)

Today's post is a guest post by Frank Morgan Last month I had the occasion to spend a few days in Paris at the end of a work trip in the region.  Aside from the usual touristy stuff – visit to the Louvre and Eifel Tower, lots of photos I may never look at again, souvenir trinkets for those who [...]

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And Now For Something Completely Different: 2008 Cave de Pomérols Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul-de-Pinet Hugues Beaulieu

 When you go down the list of the premier wine regions in the world, or even in France, the Coteaux du Languedoc isn't generally among the first that comes to mind.  The same could be said when it comes to the Picpoul Blanc variety.  A lot of people probably haven't had the opportunity to try a wine made from this [...]

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